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EA First was born out of an ethos to make a difference that sets us out from the crowd. With many years of recruitment experience, a proven track record for valuing relationships, we stand ready to demonstrate something different.

Whether you are looking to recruit into your team, or searching for opportunities for yourself, our Expert Advisers are here to support you in opening those doors.

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Matthew Marshall
Matthew Marshall

Director

For me it’s about listening and understanding the needs of my clients, and then managing the process to ensure they get the best possible candidate...

David McGarry
David McGarry

Executive Director

Whilst clearly my experience and abilities are key to why you might choose to partner with EA First, of equal importance to me is ensuring you know...

Alex Newton
Alex Newton

Director

I started my career with Michael Page in 2010 as a graduate with little to no idea as to what a career in recruitment actually meant or what someon...

Gareth Davage
Gareth Davage

Chairman

Having worked with Dave for a number of years it was an easy choice to reconnect and help create EA First, given that he exemplifies what is at the...

Abigail Smith
Abigail Smith

Office Manager

Having spent 5 years working in an office support function/resourcing role with a national agency, I have picked up the experience of ensuring the ...

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Meet the Team

Feel free to read the profiles of some of the most experienced recruitment operators in the market, and why we chose to work for EA First. Whether you need advice on how best to sell your CV, or what roles and paths to consider, our Advisors stand ready to support you.  

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Finance

Within Finance recruitment we can provide permanent and interim solutions across all sectors and industries ranging from Pharma, Technology, Manufacturing, FMCG, Financial Services, Not for Profit, Public Sector and many others.Candidates and clients have a plethora of choices of who they partner with, but we can proudly boast the experience of some of the most successful finance recruiters in the market, who can ensure a tailored approach, bu...

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Featured Vacancies

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Recruitment Specialist

£40000 - £80000 per annum

Permanent

Posted 3 days ago

We'd like to hear from anybody with recruitment experience looking to work in a start-up environment. ...

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Interim Financial Accountant

£250 - £400 per day

Temporary

Posted 4 days ago

Interim Financial Accountant needed for a minimum 6 month assignment, likely to extend. Based in Cambrid...

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Finance Analyst

£40000 - £50000 per annum

Permanent

Posted 9 days ago

Exciting Finance Analyst opportunity with a leading Cambridge Pharma organisation About the Business Lo...

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Interim Marketing Designer

£23000 - £27000 per annum

Temporary

Posted 9 days ago

Temporary assignment for a leading Cambridge based global organisation. This Temporary Marketing Designe...

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Part Qualified Management Accountant

£30000 - £35000 per annum

Permanent

Posted 14 days ago

As management accountant you will work closely with the Finance Director and your responsibilities will in...

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Financial Controller

£65000 - £75000 per annum

Permanent

Posted 15 days ago

EA first is working exclusively with this client to source a strong Financial Controller. you will work cl...

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Interim Financial Controller (Boston US)

£65000 - £85000 per annum

Temporary

Posted 15 days ago

Genuinely rare & exciting opportunity to work for a UK business with a division in the US and spend the ne...

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Finance Manager

£45000 - £55000 per annum

Permanent

Posted 15 days ago

Keen to work as a Finance Manager learning from one of the most impressive FD's in the local area? We ha...

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Testimonials

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Great service from Matt. First time working with him but he filled me with confidence that he knew what he was talking about! Very smooth and simple process, great interview prep and helped me land a temp role! Will look forward to working with him when current assignment ends. 

Lisa Hill, I.T projects -

I had a short term IT contract that I needed support with and needed to move quickly. Whilst the role wasn’t complex, the challenge was finding the quality of candidate I wanted for such a short assignment. I worked with Matt and it was a good, slick and successful process. His network and relationships are clearly strong as he found the candidate I needed and clearly sold the opportunity in the right way to help that person see past the short-term nature of the role.

Peter Jackson, MD - Stafford House - CEG

You know what you get with these guys and that’s a dedication to providing an above average service. They care, they listen, they go the extra mile and they find very good candidates! Never feels like they are selling to me and I feel confident they will give me honest feedback and advice. Would happily recommend.

Sam Bowker, Head of Recruitment - Wellcome Sanger Institute

I've known Dave for about 8 years now which is some going given how often you see recruiters come and go. What stands out about David is his commitment to a working relationship that might not pay out for many years, as was the case with me! Very friendly, down to earth and easy to engage with. He still keeps in touch like clockwork which is a testament to his character. 

Peter Mullins, Director -

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